Air Conditioning in America

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Air Conditioning in America: So Far: Air Conditioning technology is a social debate over AIR .- Who gets to say what the indoor climate is like? The social context of the early debate o Custom production in factories o Public health in public meeting spaces o The “Scientification” of the air quality debate. Sites: Movie Theatres The Residential Market: o How do you air-condition a residence? o What type of expertise does this require? o Who becomes the competitors? Lecture Notes 2/16/2011 What is the role of Technology in the increasing inequality in the world? o An Automation Explanation? Polarization of income (fixed income) means that jobs are good or jobs are bad. Point Blanks If Technology is the reason, then Technology is only replacing middle income jobs, causing the middle class to become either RICH or POOR, creating a larger gap between the two. Higher income and lower income jobs are not susceptible to automation Finance/Law/Health-Higher Food Service/Folding Towels-Lower THIS IS what happened to jobs in the US. IT has destroyed the middle class. o Automation is suseptable to technological determinism. In that it has caused occupational polarization in the US, when in reality it has only done so for the middle
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course SOC 166 taught by Professor Huang during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.

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